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IRM Equipment: User Fees

2018 User Rates

The following daily rates apply to all non-University of Minnesota users, and are subject to change. University of Minnesota uses should contact us (irm@...) for discounted rates. Daily rates may be pro-rated, but the minimum charge is for one half-day.

Mail-in samples are subject to the per-sample measurement fees, see our service fee table for details.


Instrument

Daily Rate

Vibrating Sample Magnetometers

 

     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at room-temp)

$107

     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at high-temp)

$211

     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at low-temp)

$665

     Princeton Applied Research VSM (room-temp)

$44

     Alternating Gradient Magnetometer (AGM) (at room-temp)

$107

     Alternating Gradient Magnetometer (AGM) (at low-temp)

$696

 

 

Magnetic Properties Measurement System (MPMS)

 

     MPMS1 (“Old Blue”)

$241

     MPMS2 (“Big Red”)

$241

 

 

Susceptometers/Susceptibility Bridges

 

     Kappabridge susceptibility bridge

$98

     MFK1-FA   susceptibility bridge

$91

     Magnon VFSM susceptibility bridge

$25

 

 

Superconducting Rock Magnetometers

 

     U-channel magnetometer with track system (DC SQUIDs)

$107

     Single sample/manual sample handler (RF SQUIDs)

$91

 

 

Paleomagnetic equipment (magnetizers/demagnetizers)

$44

 

 

Magnetic Microscopy (Magnetic Force Microscope, MFM, Asylum)

 

     room-temperature

$123

     high-temperature

$171

 

 

Mössbauer Spectrometers*

 

     Room-temperature

$60

     Low-temperature, in-field (5.5 T)

$243

     Low-temperature closed-cycle refrigerator

$107

     Low-temperature, He dewar

$175

 

 

Coffee

still no charge

 

*Mossbauer runs must be performed by IRM staff and additional charges apply (see service fee table.)

Implementation of User Fees beginning 2011

Over the past few years, rising expenses have outstripped available funding, and in 2011 the IRM joins all other national multi-user facilities who already ask visitors to pay instrument usage fees. However, U.S. Student Fellows will be exempt from user fees, and Visiting Research Fellows will receive a $4000 grant to be used towards instrument use and travel expenses. Based on past instrument usage, $4000 is sufficient to cover all instrument use by the average Visiting Fellow over a 10-day visit. See the Equipment page for more information on instrument specs.



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